The Brontë sisters, Charlotte (1816–1855), Emily (1818–1848), and Anne (1820–1849), are well known as poets and novelists. Like many of their female contemporaries, they initially chose to publish their work under male pseudonyms: Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell. The trio was raised in the isolated village of Haworth in the West Riding of Yorkshire, England by their father who was an Anglican priest.
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra is famously known for writing Don Quixote, often considered the first modern European novel. What you may not know is that Cervantes was a great lover of proverbs, claiming "Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience". He scatters these words of wisdom throughout his book, and many of them are still highly relevant today. Here are 11 of our favorite quotes.
George Orwell was a master of the dystopian novel. Way back in 1949, Orwell predicted what the future would look like in his book 1984 with a frightening amount of accuracy. In our current political climate, many of the lines from his novel are even more applicable now than they ever have been before. Here are are a few that we find the most chilling.
If you're human, you will have those days when it feels like life is you against the world. Take courage in the fact that it will pass and you will get through it.
Whether you're going through a breakup or divorce, being newly uncoupled can seem inherently empty and isolating. Make the choice to embrace the solitude and cherish your own company. This will help you move on and forward with your life.
The prevelance of this truly human condition is why we encounter so many famous writers who write about loneliness.
It's no secret, here at BookQuote we love books and reading. Unsurprisingly so do the famous authors who we list on this website. Many authors managing to sneak lines into their books to emphasize this passion for literature through their characters. Here are three great quotes about reading from some of our favorite authors.
So, you've decided to pop the question? That's awesome! Is your true love a fan of Jane Austen? Even better.
You cannot propose to the Austen-fan in your life without including some words of that great author. There is no better source for your proposal than a line from Jane Austen's famous novels that have made hearts beat faster for hundreds of years. We've selected five of our favorite quotes that may just convince your true love to say [scream/squeal] YES!!!!